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Archive by author: Geoff CarasReturn
May 02, 2019
My partner repeatedly tells me that I’m not as old as I think I am, but I remember playing in public sandboxes as a kid. I’m honestly not sure people make those anymore—they’re probably “unsafe” or “unhygienic” or something. Still, I remember the freedom of a sandbox. In the short run, you can create your own castle, moat, and entire surrounding village if you want.
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Dec 18, 2018
Wow. What a year! The credit union and FinTech worlds are frothy and lots of change is underway. This year, some of the walls came down and credit unions saw more of the real world. Digital Credit Union has an incubator fostering FinTech Startups and the Boston FinTech Community.
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Dec 12, 2018
Credit union membership growth! How do you measure it? It seems like a simple question, just like “where can I get the best burger in town?” seems like a simple question. However, once different interpretations of what constitutes a new member—or a good burger come into play—things don’t stay so clear.
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Aug 30, 2018
It is imperative that your Credit Union has a social media strategy in today’s digital climate. However, what is even worse than having no social media strategy for your credit union is having a bad social media strategy. It is important that you avoid these three social media mistakes at your credit union.
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Aug 22, 2018
Data is fundamental to your digital transformation. Customers must be able to efficiently and effectively manage transactions online. Credit Unions must be able to infer customer needs from those transactions and reach out to customers where they “live” online, whether through email, social media, or text. This blog post presents a simple recipe for getting your data in order as a foundation for digital success.
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Aug 22, 2018
Many Credit Unions measure the success of a marketing campaign solely with “home run” metrics. For example, a car loan promotion is measured in number car loans booked, and a credit-card campaign in the number of cards delivered. While there is no question that won/loss metrics are important, there is a middle ground that can give you richer customer information as you work to build member relationships rather than just achieve sales. At CU 2.0, we train our clients to use this technique, call...
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